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Laboratory Policy

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This laboratory policy outlines the rules and guidelines that all students must adhere to while using laboratory facilities at Harvest International School across all its campuses. The primary goal of this policy is to ensure the safety of all individuals, maintain the integrity of laboratory equipment, and promote a conducive learning environment for practical experiments and activities.


General Rules


Supervision

All laboratory activities must be conducted under the supervision of a teacher or laboratory in-charge.

Preparation

Students must read and understand the procedures to conduct the experiments before entering the laboratory.

Attendance

Regular attendance is mandatory for all laboratory sessions. Absence without a valid reason will result in penalties.

Behaviour

Students must follow safe lab practices at all times. Any disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

Attire

Proper laboratory attire, including lab coats, safety goggles, and school shoes, must be worn during experiments.

Food and Drink

Consumption of food and drinks is strictly prohibited inside the laboratory.

Equipment Handling

Students must handle laboratory equipment with care and report any damages or malfunctions immediately to the supervising teacher.

Emergency Procedures

Students must familiarize themselves with emergency procedures, including evacuation routes and the location of safety equipment like fire extinguishers and first aid kits. In case of any emergency, students must inform the teacher – in – charge.


Safety Guidelines


Safety Equipment

Students must know the location and proper usage of safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, emergency showers, eyewash stations, and fire blankets.

Chemicals Management

Students must handle chemicals with caution, follow all safety instructions provided by the teacher. Students must avoid direct contact with skin and eyes, and use appropriate protective gear.

Electrical Safety

Students must not tamper with electrical outlets or equipment. Students must inform the teacher immediately in case of any electrical hazards.

Fire Safety

Students must keep flammable materials away from open flames or heat sources. In case of fire, students must follow evacuation procedures and notify the teacher or authorities.

First Aid

Students must report any injuries or accidents to the supervising teacher immediately. Basic first aid supplies are available in the laboratory.

Personal Hygiene

Students must wash hands thoroughly after conducting experiments, especially those involving chemicals or biological materials.


Laboratory Equipment


Proper Usage

Students must use laboratory equipment only for its intended purpose. Students must not misuse or mishandle any equipment.

Cleaning

Students must clean their workstation after each experiment. Students must return all equipment to its designated storage area.

Maintenance

Students must report any damaged or malfunctioning equipment to the supervising teacher promptly.


Consequences of Violations


Minor Infractions

Minor violations of laboratory rules will result in a warning from the teacher.

Major Infractions

Serious violations, such as endangering oneself or others, will result in disciplinary action, including suspension from laboratory activities or termination from school.

Repeated Offenses

Persistent disregard for laboratory rules may lead to further disciplinary measures, including exclusion from laboratory sessions and termination from school.

Loss of Privileges

Depending on the severity of the violation, students may lose their privileges to use laboratory facilities for a specified period.

Restitution

Students may be required to compensate for any damages caused to laboratory equipment or property due to their negligence or misconduct.

Parental Notification

Parents or guardians will be informed of any significant violations of laboratory rules and may be required to meet with school authorities to discuss the incident.